Down South (2013)

Portions of this deep mix have had its fair share of attention before I finally got around to posting it.

It’s been been featured on Lars Behrenroth’s Deeper Shades of House, Spain’s Dogglounge, and Trevor Lamont’s House is Home of Lexington, KY.

Here finally is the full 2.5 hr set. This mix was warped, mangled and mashed up using Ableton Live over a week’s studio time. I created a series of YouTube videos explaining portions of what I did, as I did it. Full tracklisting available on

The downloadable mashup:

Video 1:

Video 2:

Deeper Shades of House:


House Is Home:


Volta Cab – My House Is Your House – Undertones
Evren Ulusoy – Dearly Devoted (Gorge’s Classic Remix) – i!
JazzLoungerz feat. Natasha Watts – Tell Me (Kobaalt Remix) – Sweetleaf
Lucas Keizer – Therapy – FWD
Rene Breitbarth – Rough Trax (Cut 1) – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Rough Trax (Cut 2) – Deep Data
Iron Curtis – Rawls – Kolour
DJ Sprinkles – Sisters, I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To – Mule Musiq
Alex Agore – Don’t Need No One – Undertones
Two Deep – Be Right – Kolour
Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It (Todd Terje Rekutt) – White
Jerome Sydenham – Bad Dog – Apotek
Adralan – The Sea – Chillin Music
Dave Clarke & DJ Romain – Up And Down (SoulSwept Mix) – Room Control
Colombia Soul Orchestra – Chande En Laureles (Wagon Cookin Remix) – Underground Collective
Huxley – Dark Bourbon – Kolour
Pol_On – Secret Love – Kolour
Aki Bergen feat. Carmen Sherry – Into My Soul (Spiritchaser Remix) – Papa
Volta Cab – Problems Solved (Alex Agore Dub) – Undertones
Dave C & DJ Romain feat. Kelli Leigh – Give Me Something (DJ Romain’s Mix) – Room Control
Jovonn feat. Chavell – Don’t Touch Me (Vick Lavender Jazzmental Mix) – Deeptrax
Colombia Soul Orchestra – Chande En Laureles (Sancocho A La Lena Mix) – Underground Collective
James Johnston – You’re Still The Same (Ethyl’s Wheezy Garage Mix) – Kolour
Quell – Army Of Lover (Dimitri Max You’re My Only Mix) – Kolour
Evren Ulusoy – Space For You (Steve Mill Remix) – Outside The Box
Erik Rico – Tonight (Aybee’s Bounce Skate Slap) – SoulfulBeats
Kitano – Going Home – Undertones
Todd Terje – Glittertind – Full Pupp

Eleganza 2 (2012)


It took some years to find the right music for the sequel to 2007’s Eleganza. I usually don’t play entire sets of emotional music like this, as I would normally include a track or two after a set of intense melodyless beats. That was the idea behind part 1 as well.

This mix holds sentimental value, as it was the final one recorded at Triboro Studio in NYC before making the trek down to Miami with my cat Ouisie, who passed away the day before posting this. As I was packing away, I’d work on this to offset the moving experience over the course of a month.

So I dedicate this mix to you, Ouisie, my techno kitty, for putting up with over 10 years of beats. You must have been bred with a taste for electronic music, as you’d nap like a champ over my loud studio year after year.

Thanks to Frisky Radio for premiering this set on April 20, 2012.

4Mal – Twilight (Melting Intro Mix) – Baroque Limited
Ricky Ryan – Tokyo Tales (Weepee Remix) – Avangardia
Weepee – Platea – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Linear Light (Weepee Remix) – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Linear Light – Particles
Shingo Nakamura – Dice – Solaris
Robbie Rivera – Closer To The Sun (Dylan Removes Annoying Parts of Inpetto’s Vocal Mix Mashup)
Alfoa – Peyote – 7 Seas
Liluca & Nicolas Agudelo – Timeline (Pacco & Rudy B Remix) – Particles
Quarrel – Spring (Luiz B Remix) – Silk Textures
Dezza & Soundprank – Signals (Dezza’s Scotian Remix) – Dezire
Dezza & Soundprank – Signals (Soundprank Aperture Re-Rub) – Dezire
Rick Pier Oneil – Dark Day (Part 1) – Garbage
Soda Please – Luxury (Nikola Remix) – No Smoking
Jay Lumen – One Moment (A Dawn On The Beach Mix) – Pure Substance
Jay Lumen – Perpetual Motion – Pangea
John Creamer & Stephane K – The Healing (Jerome Robins Deep Mix) – Play
Anhken – It Can’t Be – Enhanced Progressive
Anhken – Who’s There – Enhanced Progressive
Answer 42 – Tucano – Anjunadeep
Paul Keeley feat. Natalie Peris – Disco Belle (Dub Mix) – Anjunadeep
Proff – Tell – Anjunadeep
Dinka – Aircraft – Anjunadeep
Schumann & Kloss – Shabuka – Euphonic
Lars Nyhus – Coming Soon
Depeche Mode – Precious (Sasha’s Spooky Mix Edit) – Mute
Mark Norman Presents Celine – Colour My Eyes (Black Hole)
Sunlounger & Zara – Crawling – Soundpiercing
Technasia – Again – Technasia
Shingo Nakamura – Dice (Ambient) – Solaris

dd_for_dayz (2011)

A two hour tech house dubathon made exclusively for the Underground Collective TEK Mix series. Compiled by Dylan Drazen and Leon Koronis.

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 06.2011

Agoria – Souless Dreamer – Infiné
Alex Niggemann – Jewels – Soulfooled
Le Loup – See Line (Dub)
Kobaalt – Brick House – Sweet Leaf
Justin Drake & Kevin Griffiths – Two – 8Bit
Federico Molinari – Party Faktor (Justin Drake Mix) – Tsuba
Justin Drake – We Are Many – Tsuba
Behrouz – Feelin Good (Alex Neri Remix) – Monique Musique
The Martinez Brothers – The Causeway – Objektivity
Junior Vazquez – Get Your Hands Off My Man (Dubstrumental) – Tribal America
David Pher – Guiterra Sin Cuerdas (Okain Remix) – Viva Music
Danny Howells – Liquid Thang (Daniel Dubb Remix) – Dig Deeper
Tanov – Mahido (Circus Beats Version) – Freshliss
The Timewriter – Pasodoble (Kruse & Nuernberg Remix) – Plastic City
John Creamer and Stephane K – Forget The World (Ismael Rivas Factomania)
Danny Serrano & Westboy – Bubblegun – Suara
Carlo Lio – The Little Things – SK Supreme
Darlyn Vlys & Days Off – Go Out (Westboy Remix) – Espai
Timid Boy – The New Generation – Amam
Tobia Coffa – Back From The Moon (Timid Boy Sweet Moon Remix) – Amam
Hertz – Three Ways (2009 Re-Rub) – Sway
Pratap – Twins – Hz Trax
Kolombo – I’m On Your Side (Westboy Remix) – Noir Music
Praxis feat. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out (2000 Beats) – Stress Records
Ross Evana – Magic Lamp – ALiVE
Butch – No Worries (Daniel Stefanik Edit) – Cécille
Ross Evena – Foor Floors – Time Has Changed
Ross Evena – No Disco – Cr2
Gary Beck – Enough Talk – Soma
DJ Simi – Dream It (Egbert Remix) – Yoshitoshi
Samuel L. Session – The Horn Track – Material Series
Samuel L. Session – Four To The Floor (Part 2) – Ground Factory
Jonas Kopp – Flanter Filnger – Curle
Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Leon Dub Mix) – Cajual
Benny Rodrigues – I Like Acid (Mike Dehnert Remix) – Be As One Imprint
Nina Simone – Here Comes The Sun (François K. Remix) – Legacy

Colors: West Side (2010)

Playing with Leon at all of these Sunday Love! parties have influenced my tech-house sensibilities, causing me to get back to basics. I had a great time in the studio manipulating these tracks to sound exactly as I wanted them to.

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 08.2010

Alex Sosa – Come Dance With Me – Alma Soul Music
Rene Breitbarth – Wave – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Deux – Deep Data
Reboot – Hello Sweden – Love Letters From Oslo
Renato Cohen feat. Technasia & Mark Ribas – Cosmic Man – Sino
Latenta Project – Only One Life (Surrealism’s Dirty Life Remix) – Wavesurfing
Surrealism – Funk Fool – Discoteca
BalErik & Vadim Yershov – Everybody (Surrealism Remix) – Discoteca
Neighbour – Mozambique – Kolour
Kruse & Nuernberg – Drenched (Motorcity Soul Dub) – Kolour
Groove Armada – Paper Romance (Kruse & Nuernburg Remix) – OM
Rasmus Faber – Cidade Oposta (Tiger Stripes Remix) – Farplane
Jerome Sydenham – Deep Fried – UK Promotions
Matt Tolfrey & D. Ramirez – Bounce To Me (Lauhaus Remix) – Phonica
Chris Lattner – Sick – Fear Of Flying
Lewis Boardman – Mist (Chris Lattner Remix) – NRK
Oliver Dahl – Kanemia – Stereoseven Plus
Technasia – Voyager Eternals – Technasia

Deep Cover (2010)

Studio deep house set recorded in cold December, 2010.

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 12.2010

Rene Breitbarth – Airy – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Widescreen – Deep Data
Rene Breitbarth – Ready – Deep Data
Alex Sosa – Go Deep – Alma Soul
W!ld Mr. K – Now Now I’m Dancing – Bloop
Okain – Scream (Nina Kraviz Remix) – Tsuba
Chris Wood & Meat – Back Down (Sascha Dive’s Chunky Dub) – Murmur
Sascha Dive – The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues – Raum…musik
Sascha Dive – Deepest America (Samuel Davis Dark Soul Mix) – Ornaments
Rocco – Someday (NJ Mix) – Real Tone
Patrick Specke – Bitchual Linestepper – Desolat
BLM – Nacho – Fear Of Flying
Mathias Kaden – Roots (Luna City Express/Matthias Tanzmann Rmx) – Vakant R
Tanov – Lajoue (Okain Remix) – Freshliss
Pho – Border Food – Full Flavor
SLG feat. Smolny – Feeling 4 U (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) – Pets
LawnChair Generals & Alexander East – Talk To Me (Giom Dub)
Portrait – Here We Go Again (Bootleg House Mix)
Sueno Soul feat. Denzie – What You Want (Tom Conrad Dub) – Adaptation
James Johnston – She’s Gone – Kolour
Shur-i-kan vs Milton Jackson – I Want It (Shur-i-kan Mix) – Freerange
Samantha James – Waves of Change (Nikola Gala Remix) – OM
Inaya Day & Ralf Gum – Lose My Worries – Gogo Music

Tribute Mix: Loudon Kleer (2009)

In 2009, I wrote:

“this is the first in a series of mixes dedicated to my favorite artists of the moment. this one is dedicated to loudon kleer – better known as a.paul – a gifted techno mind from portugal.”

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 01.2009

Loudon Kleer – Psychometry – Parallel 125
DJ Ferro – Especial (Loudon Kleer Remix) – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Persona – Synewave
Loudon Kleer – Hidden Hand – Parellel 125
Loudon Kleer – Law Of Attraction – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Indigo – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Athena – Synewave
Loudon Kleer – Space (Reworked & Remastered) – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Snapshot – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Parallel (Revisted Mix) – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Oblivion – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Momentum – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Telekinesis (Remix) – Parallel 125
Loudon Kleer – Ethnocentric – Parallel 125

Gumshoe (2009)

In 2009, I wrote:

“this studio set is inspired by the tech house sound that has swept new york for the past year. you could say it’s the sequel to rygar. i dedicate this to marita and all the wild nights we have had together.”

recorded at triboro studio nyc, 09.09

Roman Lindau – Raumgestaltung – Fachwerk
Edu Imbernon & Triumph – Surrealistic Whale – Suara
DJ Ferro – Especial (Loudon Kleer Remix) – Parallel 125
Patric La Funk – Restless (Tim Weeks Remix) – Opaque
Gianluca Corvesi – White Bells (Wehbba Remix) – Suara
Amir & Butch – Set It Off (Ramon Tapia Birthday Remix) – Great Stuff
Sylar – Mellow (Sara Galli Shamalaya Mix) – Omnis
Steril – Rock The Nation (Lützenkirchen Rock-A-Dub Remix) – Vokuhila
Christian Smith & John Selway – Total Departure (Nihad Tule Remix) – Drumcode
David Weed – Red Moon – Fektive
RPO & David Weed – The Darkest Symphony (Part 1) – We Love Muzik
Ralph Falcon – Every Now And Then (Paolo Mojo Dub) – Nervous
Jewel Kid – Break My Heart (Chris Soul Mucho Drum Dub) – Nervous
Loudon Kleer – LK44B – LK Music
Joe T. Vannelli feat. Csilla – Play With Vannelli (Mark Broom Remix) – Nervous
Matt Nordstrom – Lucky Drawls (Mark Broom’s No Rave Stab Remix) – Saved
Handycraft – Le Bal Masqué (Catz N’ Dogz Mix) – Boxer
GummiHz feat. Ruxandra – You And Me – Mobilee
Gel Abril – Your Face Is A Mess (Deetron Remix) – Be As One Imprint
Rui Da Silva feat. Ben Onono – On My Mind – Kismet

Foundation (2008)

This mix belongs with Over & Out as an interesting turning point in my taste as a DJ. I wasn’t only interested in super hard techno or soulful deep house. I was finally starting to cross over into more accessible styles. But the two mixes hold personal meaning too, as they helped one of my best friends through a difficult period in his life.

In 2008, I wrote:

“originally recorded for the funk-u show on broadcast on august 28, 2008. this is an extention of over & out, but heads into more serious territory later on. you could say this is my take on this whole minimal craze. while i don’t see myself playing entire minimal sets, i do see myself working its sound into a broader set. foundation finishes up with a minimix of the best work from mike dehnert, probably the most important new techno artist of the year.”

recorded at triboro studio, nyc 08.2008

Deepchord – Vantage Isle (Echospace Excursion) – Echospace
Riley Reinhold – Lights In My Eyes – My Best Friend
After Tea – Okeechobee – Hotfingers
Latitude – Confident (Matteo Matteini & Sara Galli Mix) – Hotfingers
Kasey Taylor – Trapped (Dousk Remix) – Igoba
Deadmau5 – Duo Cad Sordid – Promo
Daniel Frontado – Hostel (Techno Mix) – LATINtronix
Adam Freemer – Underground, Baby! (Tekno Prizoners Mix) – Twisted
Boris Rush – Miami Push – X-List
Mike Dehnert – Laufzeit – Fachwerk
Museum – Give These People Air – Numb
Museum – Cutting Fingers – Numb
Dietrich Schoenemann – 19 Bullets – Tension
Dylan Drazen & Leon Koronis – The Bad Guy (Tony’s Beats) – Lost In House
Ferrer & Sydenham Inc. – Timbuktu (Nagano Kitchen Dark Rob) – Apotek
Metalogic – Boxed And Warped – Hidden Agenda
Dylan Drazen & Leon Koronis – Techno Circus (Dum Dum Mix) – Lost In House
Jose Mixer – Chakram
Jose Mixer – Destroyed Brains
Carl Falk – Sticky Fingers – Adult
Darkrow – Solid State (Umberto Carmignana Remix) – Standbite
DJ Kodex – Until 8 – Distract
Mike Dehnert – Cab (Remix) – Fachwerk
Mike Dehnert – A4 – Fachwerk
Mike Dehnert – A6 – Fachwerk
Mike Dehnert – Portal – Fachwerk
Mike Dehnert – B1 (Remix) – Fachwerk

Valley Stream 2 (2009)


it took two years to find music good enough to be justified for this mix. i was always afraid to make a sequel to valley stream because of how that mix affected me. it really inspired me on an emotional level, much like 2003’s only deep. i didn’t want to disappoint myself. it’s also why i never made another ambient mix after nightrain to berlin in 1997. but then one day i was looking through my intelligent playlist and was amazed at all these brilliant, emotionally charged tracks. it was time.

this mix was featured as the 100th podcast on
thanks again to jamar for all your artwork.

produced in space and at triboro studio nyc, 04.2009

Popnoname – The Smallest Part – Italic
Ripperton & She Masaya – I Love… – Num
Martin Skogehall – Rygar – Mezzotinto
Chymera – Caprica Burning – Connaisseur Supérieur
Rocco – Heartbeat (Latin Floor Mix) – Shack Music
BeBe & CeCe Winans – Heaven (Dylan’s Heartbeat vs Heaven Mashup)
Filippo del Moro – Moyo – Electronic Petz
I:Cube – Prophetization – Verastile
Slytek – Calyx (Neon Skin Remix) – Standby
Underworld – Play Pig (Pin & Dan Remix 2) –
Nestor & Lowell – Watching The Waves – Acryl Music
Nikola Gala – Close 2 U – Escada
Scope – Quid Pro Quo (Office Gossip Remix) – Urbantorque
Jimpster – I Want It – Freerange
Dølle Jølle – Balearic Incarnation (Todd Terje Mix) – Permanent Vacation
Pryda – Wakanpi – Pryda Recordings
Loui$ – Pink Footpath (Dylan’s 85 vs Wakanpi Beats Mashup) – Max Music
Supreme Beings Of Leisure – Ride (Gabriel Diggs Remix) – Rykodisc
Stockholm Cyclo feat. M Elino – Beginning People – Cuadra

Beach Party 5 (2009)

I admit it, this set was not actually recorded live at a beach party, despite my old website’s claim of it being “performed live at Jones Beach Field 6, June 2009.” In fact, it was one of the very first mixes I made using Ableton Live. I forced myself to learn because I was laid up in bed for a week hopped up on Percocet after having all four wisdom teeth extracted. I made good use of my time.

Gregory Del Piero – I Love You More (Laura Seduces Dylan) – Del
JT Donaldson & Giom – Let’s Make A Recrd (Lucas Keizer Remix) – Kolour
Johnny Fiasco – The Message – Control
Roed Svensk feat. Diana Waite – All Love You Need..
..(Raul Moros Old Skool Dub vs. Dylan’s Message Beats) – Reelgroove
Rasmus Faber feat. Dyanna Fearson – Give It To Me – Farplane
Phunk Investigation feat. Kwesi – The Promised Land
Sylvia Tosun & Loverush UK – 5 Reasons (Original Club Mix) – Sea To Sun
Michael Woods feat. Inaya Day – Natural High (Dino Lenny Mix) – Legato
Fruitcake feat. Ann Yung – Fudge (Stonebridge Club Mix) – Stoney Boy
Lily Allen – The Fear (Stonebridge Club Mix vs Dylan’s Fudge Beats) – EMI
Hott 22 feat. Bonnie Bailey – No Promises..
..(Thomas Gold Mix vs Dylan’s Fudge Beats) – Gossip
Liquid Nation feat. Andrea Britton – Breathe Life – Hit!
Rochelle – Fer De Lance (Cahill Remix) – Southern Fried
ATFC feat. Rae – Give Me Luv (ATFC’s Ocean Trench Mix) – Defected
Cevin Fisher feat. Loleatta Holloway – You Got Me Burning Up – Stereo
Giofriddo Brothers – The Music That We Play – Kult
Meck feat. Dino – So Strong (Inpetto Remix) – Frinetic
Sylvia Tosun & Loverush UK – 5 Reasons (Arnold T Dub) – Sea To Sun
Schumann & kloss – Shabuka (Cressida Remix) – Euphonic
Natasha Bedingfield vs. Chicane – Bruised Water (Adam K Dub) – Modena
Jerry Ropero feat. Cozi Costi – The Storm (Inpetto Remix) – Positiva
Deadmau5 + Kaskade – I Remember – Mau5trap
Chymera – Umbrella (Beatless Mix) – Ovum